Veronica A. Ravnikar, MD, is the chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Mass. Before joining South Shore Hospital, she was chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey.
Dr. Ravnikar has held numerous academic and clinical positions, including professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of the division of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. She is an associate clinical gynecologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a lecturer at Harvard Medical School. At Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Ravnikar holds an adjunct appointment as obstetrician/gynecologist. She most recently became an associate clinical professor in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Ravnikar finished her residency at Northwestern University and trained in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She was on staff at Brigham and Women's Hospital for 10 years and Massachusetts General for three years. In 1991, she received an award for "Excellence in Teaching Reproductive Endocrine" from the gynecologic residents at Harvard Medical School and was the 2003 recipient of the Northwestern Obstetrical Gynecological Society's Alumni of the Year Award. Dr. Ravnikar holds positions in numerous professional societies and health-related organizations. She has been chair for the Menopause Division of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, chair of the Hormone Therapy Group of the Women's Health Initiative, advisory board member for the American Heart Association, and has served on the editorial board of Women's Health Digest and Prevention magazines. She is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, and the Endocrine and Menopause Societies. Her original research covers such topics as menopause and sleep, bone density loss in amennorrheic women, menopause and smoking, menopausal osteoporosis, and the effects of hormone replacement therapy.
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